Ultimate Oside Gift Guide | California Welcome Center
The California Welcome Center-Oceanside is a wonderful year-round resource to use when you are curious about what there is to see and do while you are visiting Oceanside or wanting to explore the regional areas of San Diego and Orange County.
But did you know that the Welcome Center is also a hidden treasure if you are looking for unique gifts that represent the local Southern California personality?
Check out these amazing items that will have you running to the California Welcome Center to do your gift shopping this holiday season.
A popular tradition is to collect destination themed ornaments as you travel from city to city. The Welcome Center has a wonderful selection of holiday ornaments that perfectly represent the coastal personality of Oceanside, including glitter sea creatures, San Diego landscapes and even Mission San Luis Rey!
NEW to the gift store this holiday season are light weight, hand pressed, tin ornaments that have been cut into the shape of Oceanside’s very own Mission San Luis Rey, King of the California missions. You are invited to purchase the Mission ornament on its own or in a collectors package that also features a map of the historic California Missions Trail.
Cookbook featuring San Diego Chefs and Artists
For the food lover in your family, you must-buy the Living Coastal book by author Jolee Pink. This unique cookbook features San Diego artists and chefs as they share their favorite entertaining décor and recipes for an inspirational beach-inspired celebration. The recipes are organized into fun themes including “Retro New Year’s Eve” and “Tapas by the Sea.”
Oceanside’s very own Chef Mario Moser from the Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen is featured in the book sharing his char-grilled octopus salad recipe.
Mermaids, Whales and More!
Nothing says beach life better than beautiful mermaid and sea-life inspired decorations.
Bath Soaps and Lotions
Beautifully scented and elegantly packaged, Kiss Me in the Garden bath soaps and lotions are a wonderful souvenir or gift to pamper your loved ones. All of the products are made in Southern California and are paraben-free.
Photography and Hand Crafted Artistry
There must be something in the water because Southern California is overflowing with extremely talented artists who are creating beautiful hand crafted pieces of art. The California Welcome Center is honored to showcase a variety of handmade creations from local artists ranging from photography, to handmade greeting cards, jewelry and pottery.
Current artwork available for purchase includes but not limited to:
Photography on wood canvas by Josh Bernard (Oceanside, CA)
Hand drawn greeting cards from Viz Art Ink (Carlsbad, CA)
Yoder-Do quilling cards (Oceanside, CA)
Succulent Garden and Jewelry from Oh Yeah Gifts (Oceanside, CA)
Raku Pottery Works (San Diego, CA)
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Did you know? You can purchase discount tickets to Disneyland, LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo and more from the California Welcome Center in Oceanside.
Purchase these items and more at:
928 N Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054